Patriot Act


Patriot Act and Select Agent Description


    1. Establish a system of safeguards to be followed when specific agents are transported.
    2. Collect and provide information concerning the location where certain potentially hazardous agents are transferred
    3. Track the acquisition and transfer of these specific agents, and

Reporting Requirements

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As required, Amherst College shall report any incident involving a chemical leak, release or spill that is greater than or equal to the "reportable quantity" for that particular material. Reportable quantities will be reported to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and when necessary the National Response Center. Any incident involving a chemical discharge, leak, release or spill that can not be handled in house shall be reported to the Amherst Fire Department.

Emergency Response Agencies

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Amherst College has previously identified Emergency Response Agencies that are able to assist in the mitigation of a hazardous material incident involving but not limited to asbestos, chemicals, gas leaks and odors, oil spills and other incidents that may adversely affect the college community, the general public and/or the environment.

The agencies that are to be called upon include: